Convicted Iowa Killer Paroled; Must Live in Kansas

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By Katie Stinson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man who served 17 years of a 50-year murder sentence has left prison on parole.

Iowa Department of Corrections spokesman Fred Scaletta says Brian Davis was released on Wednesday. Under the terms of Davis' parole, he must stay with relatives in Olathe, Kan., obey all laws and get a job. His parole will be supervised by Kansas officials.

Davis was convicted of second-degree murder for killing Julie Baack. The 23-year-old Baack disappeared from her Le Mars apartment in 1992. Her remains were found east of Onawa three years later. Davis and Baack were dating at the time of her death.

Davis originally was scheduled to be released on parole in 2018, but in January the Iowa Parole Board granted Davis an early release.

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